The Bistromath Economy

"The numbers, they are awful."

9.2% -- unemployment rate for June.

0.1% -- increase since May.

16.2% -- underemployment rate for June.

0.4% -- increase since May.

8% -- conventional wisdom for the maximum allowable unemployment rate to win reelection.

15 -- remaining BLS reporting months before Election Day.

255,000 -- net jobs that must be created each and every month to reach 8%.

18,000 -- net jobs created last month.

44,000 -- downward revision to April and May job creation.

3,825,000 -- total net jobs needed before Election Day.

2,100,000 -- jobs created in the last fifteen months.

11.2% -- unemployment rate if the labor participation rate was as high as it was in January, 2009.

290,000 -- best monthly net jobs gain during Obama administration.

231,000 -- real best gain, minus temporary Census hiring.

14 -- months since best monthly gain.

1% -- decrease in DJIA in the opening minute of trading, day that jobs figures released.

$1,200,000,000,000 -- cost of ARRA "stimulus," with interest.

1,900,000 -- net jobs lost since ARRA was signed.

2 -- quantitative easing programs since 2008.

~$2,000,000,000,000 -- total of first QE program during Great Recession.

$600,000,000,000 -- total of second QE program, just ended.

40% -- increase in federal debt since January, 2009.

30% -- increase in annual federal spending since January, 2009.

20% -- decrease in federal revenues since January, 2009.

12% -- decline in value of US dollar since January, 2009.

37% -- increase in number of Americans on food stamps since January, 2009.

62% -- increase in Misery index since January, 2009.

800 -- days since the Senate passed a budget.

1.9% -- last quarterly GDP increase.

2.5% -- consensus projection for last quarterly GPD increase.

2.7% -- official White House projection.

3.0% or better -- GDP growth needed to dent unemployment.

3.6% -- official White House GDP growth projection for 2012.

2.7% -- IMF GDP growth projection for 2012.

30% -- federal debt held by public as percentage of GDP, 2005.

60% -- federal debt held by public as percentage of GDP, 2010.

180% -- federal debt held by public as percentage of GDP, CBO estimate, 2035.

0% -- odds of current path being sustainable.

UPDATE: Instalanched. Thanks.